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Hacker Alex Bessell jailed for cyber crime offences

A computer hacker has been jailed for two years for committing thousands of cyber crimes, including attacks on Google and Skype. Alex Bessell, 21, of Liverpool, was also convicted at Birmingham Crown Court of other offences, including money laundering. West Midlands Police raided his home and found on his computer 750 names and passwords from infected computers. Bessell admitted nine ...

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CPS: 'Justice system is working' after rape trials collapse

No-one is in jail after being wrongly convicted due to failures to disclose evidence, the UK’s top prosecutor has said “as far as she can tell”. Alison Saunders’ comments come after several rape trials collapsed when it emerged that vital evidence had not been shared with defence lawyers. The Metropolitan Police has launched a review of 30 sex crime cases. ...

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Child pregnancies reignite sexual abuse debate in Turkey

News reports of a spate of underage pregnancies in Turkey have sparked anger online. One hundred and fifteen girls, including 39 from Syria, have been treated at a single hospital in Istanbul in less than five months. News website Hurriyet Daily reported 38 girls became pregnant before the age of 15, and 77 before turning 18. The age of consent ...

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Celine Dookhran: Body 'stuffed' in freezer

A woman who was raped and killed by her uncle was “stuffed” inside a freezer “face down”, a court has heard. Mujahid Arshid, 33, is charged with the rape and murder of his 20-year-old niece Celine Dookhran. The builder is also accused of the rape and attempted murder of a woman in her 20s who cannot be identified for legal ...

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Toby Nye: Leeds United raise £200k for cancer treatment

A football club has raised the £200,000 needed to fund a five-year-old boy’s cancer treatment. Toby Nye has high-risk neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer, which spreads rapidly across the body. Leeds United announced in October it would raise the money as the treatment is not routinely available on the NHS. Players and staff, including chairman Andrea Radrizzani, gave a ...

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French 'MeToo' creator Sandra Muller 'sued for defamation'

Sandra Muller, the creator of the French equivalent of the “MeToo” movement, says she is being sued for defamation by a man she accused of sexual harassment. Ms Muller accused former television boss Eric Brion of making a sexually inappropriate advance toward her. She created #balancetonporc, or “rat on your pig”, which has been used to share stories thousands of ...

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Farmer found Newcastle trampoline coach abusing boy in car

A trampoline coach was caught sexually abusing a boy in his car by a farmer who believed he was witnessing a suicide attempt, it has emerged. On Monday, Louis Murray, 22, was jailed for 11 years for a string of sex offences. George Common, 59, has been praised by police after he caught Murray assaulting a teenager in Belsay, Northumberland, ...

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Turpin case: Parents of captive children due in court

A Californian couple accused of keeping their 13 severely malnourished children captive in their suburban home are due to appear in court. David and Louise Turpin will be formally told of the charges of torture and child endangerment they face. They will be asked whether they admit the charges or not at the hearing in Riverside County, east of Los ...

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MPs reject biscuit gifts from chicken firm

MPs investigating food safety breaches at chicken supplier 2 Sisters Food Group have revealed they rejected Christmas gifts sent from its boss. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee said biscuits worth around £100 were sent to several members. Its chairman said the gifts were “inappropriate” and they had been returned or given to local food banks. 2 Sisters disputed ...

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Home of killed man ransacked by thieves in Coventry

Thieves have ransacked the flat of a man killed in a car crash. Jordan Howell, 25, died early on 11 January when his car hit a tree in Binley Road, Stoke Green, Coventry. Items including clothes, furniture, a watch which had belonged to his grandfather and a replica World War one medal from his great-great-grandfather are thought to have been ...

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